VIRGINIA, April 13, 2020 | Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, recently ranked in the Morning Consult's Top 10 Survey for Most Favorable Nonprofit and Most Trusted Nonprofit, is excited to announce the appointment of Danielle Cohen as its new chief executive officer. After a competitive selection process, the BBBS board and executive search committee chose Danielle Cohen to serve as the organization’s new executive director.
“We are thrilled to welcome Danielle to the organization,” said Candace Nicolls, board president of BBBS Services. “The board is confident that under her leadership, the organization will continue to expand our reach while keeping our commitment to delivering best quality programs to our youth. Her experience and passion will be invaluable to our success.”
Danielle joins us with 20 years of experience leading nonprofit teams, building comprehensive strategies, developing talent, growing community involvement, and driving successful fundraising campaigns. Most recently she served as Director of Development at JDRF of Greater CT / Western MA, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Danielle has spent over 15 years serving organizations here in Richmond including American Heart Association, Virginia State University, The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, and The Steward School. Notably, she received the Campaign in Excellence Award and two Campaign Achievement Awards during her tenure as Director of Development at the American Heart Association.
Danielle is a graduate from University of Richmond and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Danielle succeeds Ann Rohde Payes, who dedicated seven years of service to BBBS and oversaw growth of the program from Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities to the Virginia Peninsula and Hampton Roads. Thank you to everyone helping us continue our valuable work serving youth and matching them with caring, adult mentors.
Please join us in welcoming Danielle to Big Brothers Big Sisters!
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